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Recs: Podcasts

Hey there,

I love listening to podcasts and would like to share my recommendations with you. My podcast list is always evolving so it may change at a future date!


  1. Dear Book Nerd // A bookish podcast covering all sorts of book related topics. Discovered this one not long ago and really enjoying it.

  2. Woolful // A show about yarn and their makers. It’s got a very mellow vibe which makes it great to knit along to!

  3. Back to Work // Hosted by Dan Benjamin and Merlin Mann. One of my favorite shows about life, productivity, learning about yourself, and random tidbits of popular culture, San Francisco, and sometimes comics.

  4. Shop Talk // ALL the frontend development topics. Lots of great and insightful guests and good questions from the audience.

  5. New Tech City // The show is about tech on a high level – how technology affects our everyday lives in a myriad of ways.

  6. Turing Incomplete // A podcast about programming and a lot of geeking out over latest projects, programming and tech books, and other geeky things.

  7. Judge John Hodgman // A show where John Hodgman acts as the judge between two people trying to settle a silly dispute – hilarity ensues.

  8. Roderick on the Line // John Roderick & Merlin Mann discuss history, life, in a random, winding manner. Such a fun listen early in the morning when you’re trying to wake up for work.

  9. Coffee Break French // If you’re like me and are trying to fit in a few minutes here and there to learn some French, Coffee Break French is a great pick. The episodes are about 20 minutes long. There’s a short “letter” someone has written in French and the 2 hosts parse and translate it.

Which podcasts are you listening to? Any of these that have piqued your interest?